Cortina d'Ampezzo is located at 1224 m. in a wide valley between the massifs of Tofane, Cristallo and Sorapis. The "Queen of the Dolomites", as it is called, was the site of the Olympic Winter Games in 1956.
Cortina offers to cross-country skiers about 70 km of slopes, that cross the wonderful of the Ampezzo’s Dolomites Natural Park
Expert skiers can test themselves on the “Passo Tre Croci” track, very technical and demanding.
The Sport Nordic Fiames Center is the starting point of the Cortina / Dobbiaco route and the 7 km long loop paths of the Ampezzo’s Dolomites Natural Park, 2 of which are equipped with night lighting.
The Fiames Center has an artificial snowmaking system that guarantees the usability of the slopes throughout the winter season.
You will also find two ski schools and a materials testing center and you will be able to use services such as ski rental and waxing. The refreshment bar "Pista Bar" is perfect for a tasty break.
Massif of the eastern Dolomites chain, located north of Cortina d'Ampezzo, whose highest peak rises to 2,450 meters. The Pomagagnon rises on Ampezzos wide valley, enclosing the famous Cortina valley like a crown, which is why its visual impact is truly spectacular.
Since always it has been a reference point for cross-country ski lovers, who can ski on the school camp and on most of the tracks along the former railroad, for classic and free technique. The Center is able to satisfy the most demanding sportive people of all levels, with the guarantee of artificial snow and the exclusive setting of the Ampezzos Dolomites Natural Park, surrounded by the exciting scenes of mountains known worldwide for their beauty.
Mountain pass in the Belluno Dolomites (1,805 m.), which connects the valley of the Boite and Cortina d'Ampezzo with Misurina, Auronzo di Cadore and the d'Ansiei valley. At the pass there are several First World War defensive fortresses (bunkers and strongholds). The name 'Three Crosses' is due in memory of a mother with her two children frozen to death, who left from Auronzo di Cadore, in February of 1789, towards Cortina in search of work.
Important mountain pass which marks the border between Veneto and Alto Adige and joins the Cortina valley with Val Pusteria and Dobbiaco. Historically strategic point, in the Fascist period a famous defensive barrier was built here, which was supposed to protect South Tyrol from a possible Nazi invasion from Austria. Some of these fortifications were used again after the war. Today Cimabanche is known mainly by Nordic skiing enthusiasts, along it winds up the track that connects Dobbiaco to Cortina, as well as hosting a small cross-country skiing circuit. The same ski slope, in summer, turns into the cycle path of the Dolomites.
City of departure: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Departure: Cortina d'Ampezzo
City of arrival: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Arrival: Cortina d'Ampezzo
Length (Km): 70
Type of Itinerary: Full day